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Donegal Film Office launches Short Film Bursary Award 29.04.21

DONEGAL Film Office launches its first ever Short Film Bursary Award. The bursary is a creative response to showcase talent in Donegal. A grant of €10,000 will be awarded to a filmmaker towards the cost of the production of a short drama or documentary film of 10-12 minutes duration to be shot in 2021.
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The bursary aims to foster talent, creativity and activity in filmmaking in County Donegal. Applications are being called from film makers who have a script that has been developed, seen by a director and has had input from a producer. We are looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers who, if selected, must set and shoot their project in County Donegal.
Aideen Doherty from the Donegal Film Office said: “Working with The National Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022 to provide this opportunity for filmmakers in Donegal is a priority for the film office. Donegal has lots to offer the industry by way of talent, landscapes and services and we look forward to showcasing the end product”.
Details of the bursary and application form are available on Donegal Film Office website at www.donegalfilmoffice.ie or by contacting the Donegal Film office at filmoffice@donegalcoco.ie .
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday, 14th May 2021.
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